- August 1, 2022

Top Free Austin Events Happening This Week: August 1 through August 5, 2022

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Hello August! That July was a HOT one, and we are hoping that August brings us a few cooler nights, and maybe even some much-needed rain. While we wait for the temperatures to cool down, there are so many FREE things happening to kickstart your August before school starts back up again.

This list contains a mix of family-friendly and adult focused Austin events.

Grab and Go Craft
Monday, August 1st | From 9 to 4 p.m. | Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Boulevard, Cedar Park

Pick up a fun craft at the library to take home and enjoy! We want to see your creativity on display, so take a picture, post it to social media, and tag the Cedar Park Public Library! Crafts are limited and first come, first serve.

Beginner Skate and Roller Derby Class
Monday, August 1st | From 7 to 8 p.m. | Bartholomew Roller Derby Track, 2104 East 41st Street

Want to learn how to skate? Want to learn how to play roller derby? Check out these FREE classes! Meet on Mondays at the Batholomew Roller Derby Track.

Graphic Novel Book Club, Jr.
Tuesday, August 2nd | From 4 to 5 p.m. | Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Drive

Best for ages 9 through 12, this once-a-month book club will be reading Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau this month!

Summer Sunset Yoga Series
Tuesday, August 2nd | From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Indeed Tower in the Park, 200 West 6th Street

Wild Wednesdays
Wednesday, August 3rd | From 10 to noon | Waterloo Greenway, 1111 Red River Street

Throughout Waterloo Greenway, we’re transforming Waller Creek from a piece of rundown infrastructure into a natural oasis — one that flows across city divides and leaves greater health and happiness for every Austinite in its gentle wake. Every step of the way, we’re committed to improving environmental conditions and establishing collaborative approaches to monitoring and stewardship. Join us to explore the ecological diversity and restoration of Waterloo Park and Waller Creek!

Movie Night: Lethal Weapon
Wednesday, August 3rd | From 9 to 11 p.m. | Central Machine Works, 4824 East Cesar Chavez

A pair of mismatched LAPD detectives – Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson), a former Green Beret who has become suicidal following the death of his wife, and veteran officer and family man Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) – work together as partners. Grab a friend and head to Central Machine Works to watch it for FREE.

Hot Summer Nights
Thursday, August 4th | From 7 to midnight | Red River Culture District, 912 Red River Street

FREE live music at multiple events for THREE days!!! Founded in 2017 as the RRCD’s first official district-wide event, Hot Summer Nights was originally created in an effort to provide additional revenue to district members, as well as local musicians and staff during the traditionally slower summer months. As a complement to the District’s other annual festival held in early January, Free Week, Hot Summer Nights has grown into one of the most beloved annual events in the “Live Music Capital of the World” while playing host to tens of thousands of attendees and providing a positive economic impact on the local community.

The Drop-In Ft. Think No Think W/ James Robinson
Thursday, August 4th | From 7 to 10 p.m. | Long Center, 701 West Riverside Drive

Kick off the first Thursday of August with a concert at Long Center by Think No Think w/ James Robinson. Make sure to get your FREE tickets today!

Free Week at Jones Center
Friday, August 5th | From 12 to 6 p.m. | The Jones Center, 700 Congress Avenue

Normally, The Jones Center is FREE on just Thursdays, but this week, you get the whole week! Take advantage of FREE WEEK, and experience their current exhibition, Tarek Atoui: The Whisperers, before it ends on August 14. The Whisperers is a mixed-media, multi-sensory experience that will challenge your notions of how sound can be perceived.

Friday Flick: Selena
Friday, August 5th | From 7 to 10:30 p.m. | Waterloo Greenway, 1111 Red River Street

Spend a night under the stars enjoying beloved movies and exploring the beauty of Waterloo Park, with audience contests, live music, and family-friendly activities. Screenings begin at sunset.

Hoping to catch a family-friendly concert this August? Discover the top live venues for families HERE.